The Daugherty Visible, circa 1894 (9 Views) M60 Home

The Daugherty is a long, narrow, spare front-strike typewriter that preceded the Sholes' machine. It is not considered the first typewriter by any means, not even the first front-strike typewriter. Why? Because of the quality of its work. The design lacked a segment, the comb-like piece that keeps the typebars aligned properly as it moves from rest to the paper.
This is a view from the front, just a bit above head-on. The most striking feature from this angle is the pair of ribbon spools, nickel plated and with their tops facing the typist. It is kind of startling.
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